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Jun 5, 2019, 7:45 AM
Hungry for change: A new issue for new elections
It is my moral responsibility as a citizen in a democratic country that sells weapons to mass murderers like Burma
Jan 18, 2019, 10:15 AM
Gevald! My Rabbis Are Failing Me!
"When you are halachic decisors, teachers and rabbis, you will need to know all of the halachic argumentation that we have said, but also to cry out this ‘Gevald’ that the previous generations did not yell… An arab woman,...
Aug 28, 2018, 9:55 AM
Myanmar has learned the lessons of the Holocaust. All too well.
'Never again' must also mean that Israel will not abet a genocidal regime
Jul 16, 2018, 11:14 PM
Why not to fast on Tisha B’Av
Well, do you make decisions based on realpolitik, or based on religious value commitments?
Jul 13, 2018, 7:15 AM
Hard Questions about Holocaust Memory Desecration
Politicians from across the political spectrum jumped at the opportunity last week to criticize Prime Minister Netanyahu for the joint statement released together with the Polish government relating to the latter's responsibility for atrocities during the Holocaust. You can't...
Jun 23, 2018, 11:44 PM
What You Can – And Must- Do About Genocide
If you’re a person who can hear stories about soldiers who enter a village and throw babies into a bonfire, or rape all the women, or herd families into huts and burn them alive, and then shrug your shoulders...
Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM
A strange invitation and our slave mentality
The Passover mentality is one of bounty, which should help open Israeli hearts to asylum seekers
Sep 29, 2017, 12:22 PM
For This Sin, Israel’s Supreme Court Just Ruled Soul-Searching Forbidden
Yom Kippur is a day dedicated to self-examination and soul-searching, but Israel’s supreme court has declared that forbidden, at least in regards to one deeply troubling issue. This past Monday, the court heard yet another petition concerning the sale of...
Sep 20, 2017, 12:28 AM
55 rabbis, educators and communal leaders call on Israel to stop selling weapons to Burma
To the honorable Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Binyamin Netanyahu And the honorable President, Mr. Reuven Rivlin, The Rohingya tribe, an ethnic minority in Burma (Myanmar) often referred to as the “most persecuted minority in the world,” have suffered systematic...
Jul 28, 2017, 8:23 AM
Is Religious Zionism really religious?
When Israel exports weapons to human rights violators, it loses the moral bedrock without which Jewish sovereignty fails
Avidan Freedman is the rabbi of the Shalom Hartman Institute's Hevruta program, an educator Hartman Boys High School in Jerusalem, and an activist against Israeli weapons sales to human rights violators.